Easy Everyday Work Eye Makeup Tutorial
Looking good is sometimes part of the job. But if you’re like me and you can hardly drag yourself out of bed most days, spending time on your makeup routine is a luxury that you can’t always afford. Having a go-to everyday work look that you can do in a rush is quite important, which is why I’ve created this eye makeup tutorial that will show you a look that you can perfect to an art. And hopefully, with some practice, you’ll be able to do it in around 10 minutes!
Wearable Everyday Eye Makeup Tutorial
I’m not joking when I say that this look is easy to recreate. Once you get the hang of it, it should be relatively easy for you to adapt this look to your own needs. Eventually you can even experiment with color or other results or techniques you might be interested in trying!
Step 1. For the first step, fill in your eyebrows with a brow powder or pencil. After this you may prime your eyelids with an eyeshadow base to make your eyeshadow stick better and last longer. Priming isn’t strictly necessary, but it helps your eyeshadow to last all day without creasing!
Step 2. Take a flat shader brush (or any flat eyeshadow brush) and apply your medium shade all over the eyelid, blending it a little bit along and above the crease.
I find it best to use a medium shade on the eyelid as usually it’s the inner corners, crease and brow bone that are more emphasized. For this step I used Buck, a shade found in the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1.
Step 3. With the same brush, apply your darkest shade along the outer corner of the eye. Bring the shade into the outer corner of the crease and blend so all the harsh lines are buffed away. Blending is easiest if you use a fluffy crease brush or blending brush–after all they are made for that job!
For this step I used Dark Horse, also found in the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1.
Step 4. After blending the dark eyeshadow, pack on more color and continue blending until both eyes are even. This is the hardest part, but as long as you remember to blend, things will be okay! It will probably take a little getting used to, but in the end, practice makes perfect!
Optional: Although I didn’t include it as a step in this eye makeup tutorial, you can darken your outer corner with another shade of eyeshadow to provide even more dimension to your eye. For this purpose, I used Gunmetal from the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1.
Step 5. Apply a highlight shade on the inner corner of your eye and just under the eyebrow and blend it into the other eyeshadow already on your eye. This will further emphasize your eyes. Use a flat shader brush as in step 2, or a fluffier brush if you please (to make blending easier).
For this step, I used Sin from the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1.
Step 6. Line your upper eyelid with black eyeliner. You can go with a wing effect if you like. Use a brown eyeliner on your water line and lower lashline. Curl eyelashes and apply as many coats of mascara as you like!
If you’re in a rush, pencil eyeliner is the best kind to use because it’s easier to apply and much more forgiving with mistakes. But if you’re more used to other kinds of eyeliner (gel, cream, liquid), go ahead and use your favorite.
And that would be it! Like I said, easy as pie. You can skip a couple steps if you’re really in a rush, or experiment with color if you have the time to. Just never forget to curl your lashes and apply mascara — that one simple step already makes a huge difference!
To finish the look and complement your eyes, use a subtle-but-there blush and your choice of lipstick. You can even top it off with lip gloss if you like! So hopefully, once you’re done with my little eye makeup tutorial, this will be the result you get.